Category Archives: pets

The Pet Blogger Challenge, 2015 Edition

It’s that time of year. Time to look back at what we’ve done and decide where we’re planning to go. Or, in my case, it’s more like jogging on the spot… or standing still… or maybe going backwards. (And thanks … Continue reading

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On A Good Note

We’ve had our cats for one year and seven months. It’s not like the cute videos you see on YouTube (no, I’m not providing a link). The dog and cats don’t cuddle, they don’t play together, and when I leave … Continue reading

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I Think It’s An Attitude Problem

On November 4, Downtown Dog Rescue posted a story on its Facebook page about a man who came to the shelter to retrieve his lost dogs. He did not know the shelter charged a redemption fee, and only had enough money … Continue reading

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Once upon a time, there was a Mommy who had three little girls: an Oldest, a Middle one, and the Youngest. When the girls were little, they all loved dogs. They played with their uncle’s dog, Zach; they babysat their friend’s … Continue reading

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The Evolution of Doghood

The Ex is allergic to cats. Violently. He once ended up in the ER (on Martha’s Vineyard, no less) from a reaction to his sister’s cats. I gave up my Charlie when we got serious; we had a cat for … Continue reading

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The Pet Blogger Challenge – 2014 Edition

It’s that time of year again. Time to reflect on our blogs, where it’s been, and where it might go. Excuse me while I clean out the lint prior to navel-gazing. 1. How long have you been blogging? Please tell … Continue reading

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Meet the Blogger

My apologies to those of you who got this two days ago. Meant to hit the “publish later” button, but hit “publish now” instead. Add that to the list below– I’m not *quite* perfect. This version has pictures and edited … Continue reading

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What I’m Grateful For

Last week was American Thanksgiving. My fellow bloggers to the south put up gratitude- themed posts. (This one, from Tails and Tales, is especially poignant, given the author’s narrow escape from a tornado.) And even though I’m as Canadian as … Continue reading

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The summer is over. This is my final chance to blog in the month of August. I kept meaning to put up a post, but I was on vacation mode, and this is why. I was away for three weeks … Continue reading

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Our Best Friend Goes Camping

Every year The Children’s Auntie takes The Youngest camping. This started when The Youngest was four years old, and out of nowhere announced that she’d like to try camping in a tent. The Auntie, being quite indulgent of her nieces … Continue reading

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